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How do you keep the scalp moisturized? Just keeping it clean?

How do you keep the scalp moisturized? Just keeping it clean?

Dandruff: Tru selenium sulphide / and neutrogena coal tar shampoo . Avoid too much shampoo/ or hair dryers. Oil maasage of scalp. No hair colors/dyes. ...Read more

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I keep getting dry skin that cracks and bleeds around my mouth-help!

I keep getting dry skin that cracks and bleeds around my mouth-help!

A doctor can examine: Such lip symptoms could be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin thinning as a side effect. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my feet moisturised instead dry and flaky?

What are ways to keep my feet moisturised instead dry and flaky?

How about: Moisturizing them.....I like urea based products. Keep in mind, athletes foot should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Please guide me to keep my private parts clean and dry.

Please guide me to keep my private parts clean and dry.

Schweddy balls,eh?: A common problem for men, especially in warm weather months. After showering using hairdryer carefully and a towel to dry all the crevices that hold moisture. Then dust with talcum (not cornstarch) powder. Try a product named certain-dri in your groin at bedtime to suppress sweat gland activity, but use only on intact skin. ...Read more

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I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?

I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?

Wouldn't hurt: Usually burns such as yours resolve on their own as long as they've been washed with soap and water. If the skin remains broken then yes, neosporin or similar cream or ointment would be necessary. Otherwise simply watch and keep it dry and clean., ...Read more

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I keep getting dry lips and scabs in the corners of my mouth?

I keep getting dry lips and scabs in the corners of my mouth?

Yeast infection: Sometimes if there are fold in the corners of the mouth, overgrowth of yeast can occur causing the scabs to appear. ...Read more

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How can I keep my lips from drying up? Chapstick and vaseline aren't good enough.

How can I keep my lips from drying up? Chapstick and vaseline aren't good enough.

Do not lick the lios: If chapstick is used frequently enough, it should keep the lips from drying. Sometimes the habit of touching the lips with tongue lead to lips drying up; the habit needs to be watched. ...Read more

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The skin around my eyes keep getting dry skin. What's a good OTC cream for it?

The skin around my eyes keep getting dry skin. What's a good OTC cream for it?

Lacrilube (artificial tears): Lacrilube, (artificial tears) or a petrolaum based ointment will retain moisture for the delicate skin around the eyelids. ...Read more

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Lips are unbearably dry! Day 12 on isotretinion and their all wrinkles and dry. Been applying aquaphor like derm said. Tips to keep them healthy?

Lips are unbearably dry! Day 12 on isotretinion and their all wrinkles and dry. Been applying aquaphor like derm said. Tips to keep them healthy?

Add oral Vitamin E: 500 to 1000 IU a day to help with dryness, and perhaps you need to be on lower dose for longer. Make sure you use sunscreen on lips during day ...Read more

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I stretched/pulled forward my foreskin and put alcohol, soap and warm water while in shower to get the inside of foreskin 100% clean. Good idea?

I stretched/pulled forward my foreskin and put alcohol, soap and warm water while in shower to get the inside of foreskin 100% clean. Good idea?

Here are some...: It's nice to see you diligently clean your foreskin, but your described effort seems more intense than the usual & suggests you might have been bothered by the long tight foreskin-related inflammation with or without infection. If so, seek pro-evaluation & counseling so to see if circumcision may be needed for long-term care. Otherwise, gently cleansing and drying foreskin should eb all you need. ...Read more

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Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help. ...Read more

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Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?

Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?

Moisturizer: Moisturizer is useful. Do not scrub your lids too often and hard with cleaners as this removes protective oils. Consider also that you might have tear overflow which causes some skin dryness in that area like chapped lips. ...Read more

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Getting athletes feet a lot take over-the-counter products but it keeps coming back. Cleaned tub, wear clean socks all the time. Keep feet clean. Help?

Getting athletes feet a lot take over-the-counter products but it keeps coming back. Cleaned tub, wear clean socks all the time. Keep feet clean. Help?

I would make : Sure it is indeed athletes foot. If it is you may want to treat it fora couple of weeks after you don't see it anymore and then use maintenance application of the medication. So, you would still apply the medication just not everyday. I would also make sure to decontaminate the shoes which could be done with various products or a uv light, . ...Read more

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Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin.I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin.I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

No, see a Doctor: It does not sound normal, does sound infected, and may be transmissible. You should be evaluated by a doctor--yours, or urologist or county health dept "std clinic" or urgent care. ...Read more

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Can you use epsom salt to clean and dry a graft donor site?

Can you use epsom salt to clean and dry a graft donor site?

Depends: Follow surgical instructions. Usually keep dry and non adherent cover. Your's could be special so discuss with surgeons office. ...Read more

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The best non-drying facial cleanser? My skin always feels so tight and dry after a shower!

The best non-drying facial cleanser? My skin always feels so tight and dry after a shower!

Pangea Organics: I recommend the discovery kit for dry skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/17wwcjw. ...Read more

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Athletes foot keep dry or moisturised?

Athletes foot keep dry or moisturised?

Antifungal medicine: Is what is needed. Keeping skin dry between the toes is important. Chronic athlete's foot can make the skin appear dry, but moisturizers don't work. ...Read more

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